English Medium – CCE / CBSE-i System

About CCE

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation refers to a system of school based evaluation of a student that covers all aspects of a student’s development. The term “Continuous” is meant to emphasize that evaluation of identified aspects of students ‘ growth and development ‘ is a continuous process rather than an event, built into the total teaching-learning process and spread over the entire academic session. It means regularity of assessment, frequency of testing, diagnosis of learning gaps, use of corrective measures, retesting and feedback of evidence to teachers and students for their self evaluation. The second term “Comprehensive” means that the scheme attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of the student’s growth and development.

Features of CCE

  1. The 'comprehensive' component of CCE takes care of assessment of all round development of the child’s personality. It includes assessment in Scholastic, as well as Co-Scholastic, aspects of the pupil’s growth.
  2. Scholastic aspects include curricular areas or subject specific areas, whereas Co-Scholastic aspects include Life Skills, Co-Curricular Activities, Attitudes and Values.
  3. Assessment in Scholastic areas is done informally and formally, using multiple techniques of evaluation continually and periodically. The diagnostic evaluation takes place at the end of unit/term test. The causes of poor performance in some units are assessed through diagnostic tests. These are followed with appropriate interventions, which are then followed by retesting.
  4. Assessment in Co-Scholastic areas is done using multiple techniques on the basis of identified criteria; while assessment in Life Skills is done on the basis of Indicators of Assessment and Checklists.

Benefits of CCE

  • CCE helps in reducing stress of students, improves the students performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular time intervals
  • The scheme of CCE is expected to help the child make an informed choice of subjects in Class XI based on his aptitude, interests, liking, and academic performance.
  • In a traditional board based exam if a student is absent, the year goes wasted. Here it can be re-taken and assessment is continuous.
  • Stress of a mark lost which, grades are awarded with both scholastic & co-scholastic performance.
  • Competition is healthy.
  • Continuous study – throughout the year
  • If child is good in co-scholastic he/she gets upgraded in scholastic.

Curriculum Overview

The school’s CCE/CBSE-i based system of education and the curriculum caters for students from ages 6 and upwards. Classes comprise primary (1-5), elementary & secondary(6-8, 9-12). Broadly we will assess the student’s growth in two areas, Scholastic and Co-scholastic and two semesters from Apr – Sept & Oct - Mar with bank holidays per normal. Each semester period has four Formative Assessments (FA1-4) and two Summative Assessment (SA1-2) graded as per the CBSE/CCE requirement.

Scholastic Formative Assessments (FA1-4)

Formative assessment includes all types of tests, formal and informal. Assessment will be done during the teaching process. The record of FA’s will be maintained by the class teacher on computer and file.

Scholastic Summative Assessments (SA1-2)

This is the most traditional way of testing that is paper pen test based on the curriculum taught during the specified time period. The question paper of all Summative will be set by the school till class eight and after the CBSE Board will issue formal papers. The centre of examination will be the child’s own school. Answer sheets will be checked by the school teachers. The record of SA’s will be maintained by the class teacher and subject teachers on computer and file.

Co-Scholastic Assessments

These are grouped under Life Skills, Attitudes & Values, Co-Curricular, Health & P.E. The school has formulated computer software to monitor student performance, take appropriate steps to develop or teach these skills, throughout the year on a C.C.E basis. This reduces our teachers workload and benefits student learning in quality time.

The curriculum’s common core subjects are English, Maths, EVS, Physical & Health, Hindi, Punjabi and Social Skills, General Knowledge, Personality Development, Life Skills, Aesthetic and learning Computer Skills are also included, to overall develop a student’s ability and knowledge.

Time Schedule and Weightage

First Term (40%)                                              Second Term (60%)

FA I – April to July 10%                                  FA 3 – Oct. to Dec. 10%

FA 2 – July to Sept. 10%                                FA 4 – Dec. to Feb. 10%

SA I – End of Sept. 30%                                  SA 2 – End of March 30%

Extra - L&S - 20% from English Language

Grading System for Scholastic Area


Marks Range                                        Grade                                       Grade Point

91-100                                                 A1                                            10

81-90                                                   A2                                            9

71-80                                                   B1                                            8

61-70                                                   B2                                            7

51-60                                                   C1                                            6

41-50                                                   C2                                            5

33-40                                                   D                                              4

21-32                                                   E1

00-20                                                   E2



A+, A-, B+, B-, C+, C-, D, E+, E-



A, B, C, D, E or 5,4,3,2,1

Promotion Policy

Students getting grades D and above are eligible for the promotion in the next class.

Students getting grades E1 or E2 will be given three more chances by the board to get the qualifying grade. The student will prepare for the improvement exam at home only. For admissions to class XI, school can decide its own criteria.

Points To Remember

Students should keep the record of their achievements/participation in all the activities inside or outside the school. It is mandatory for every child to appear in both the summative exams. If for some valid reasons, one fails to appear in any summative exam, he will be given a re-test. After getting qualifying grades he/she will be promoted to the next class.

What are Common Core Standards?

Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school or overseas integration, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in Maths, English Language, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Crafts, Health and Physical Development, from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. We have added this critical ingredient to our educational system @ Kirat Niwas School, to prepare children for a world international economy, not just our great nation.

The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the world, and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers. The core subjects which make up the school’s curriculum are English, Maths, Science (EVS), Social Studies, Punjabi, Hindi, Health & PE, Arts & Crafts. The CCE model has been applied to these subjects with both theory and practical forming the basis of education. A ‘continuous comprehensive evaluation’ is enforced through periodic testing and examination, which are recorded on paper and computer. Computerized report cards are generated for parents and school records.